In a past life, I must have been a New Yorker. Not only do I feel braver facing an urban jungle than taking a simple nature hike, but I have this frequent affinity for wearing black. East coast fashionistas pull it off fabulously – so chic, elegant, and classic. Today, I’m keeping it playful because the west coast girl in me also loves a little princess pink.
I just bought this dress at H&M a few weeks ago, and I feel right at home in it. It’s stretchy enough to accommodate a custom fit. The silhouette is flattering on almost any figure. And the length is surprisingly ideal for my short height – no tailoring needed.
This dress is a size 2. In my experience, H&M’s size 2 clothing actually fits petite proportions extremely well. I’ve bought H&M’s size 2 blazers, blouses, skirts, and dresses. I’ve had to have a few pieces hemmed for length, but no drastic alterations. That’s why I keep ending up at this store every time I’m out shopping for cute looks.
This dress could stand on its own, but I’m adding a BCBG Max Azria belt to break up the look visually and add an interesting detail. By the way, if this belt looks familiar to you, it might be because I wore a similar cream-colored version in this post.
On my feet, I’m wearing Stuart Weitzman “Logo Flame” patent peep-toe pumps. I don’t own too many bright-colored shoes, so I thought I’d try something out of my comfort zone. It turns out that they’re perfect for adding a pop of color to a monochromatic outfit like this.
By the way, Stuart Weitzman shoes always seem really tight on me, so I size up and go with a size 5.5 instead of my usual size 5. Anyone else notice that about this brand of shoes?
I’ve searched and searched, and it looks like this particular shoe is sold out. So, I rounded up some other styles that are similarly bright and fun, if you’re looking to add a pop of pink to your closet. Here are some that caught my eye:
These BCBG pumps from DSW have a great classic and feminine shape. They can liven up a work wardrobe and spice up an evening look. And I love the affordable DSW price tag. Smallest size available is a 5.5 shoe.
If you’re into shoes that are ultra-girly and feminine, then we’ve got the same taste! I adore these Menbur bow sandals from Macy’s. So pretty! And they come in multiple colors. If you have tiny feet, they’re also available in size 4.5!
If super-bright-pink isn’t your thing, these INC platform pumps are a subtle way to add a little pink to your outfit. The silhouette of these shoes reminds me of the little plastic high heels I used to put on my Barbie doll’s feet. She always has the best shoes!
And if you’re looking for a real show-stopper, leave it to Christian Louboutin to dazzle our fashion senses! For those of you lucky enough to splurge on these ultra-glam heels, note the smallest size available is a 36.
With such a bright pink on my feet, I like to balance it out with a softer pink elsewhere in my outfit. So, I’m wearing a dusty pink multi-strand necklace from Saks Off Fifth. (I know, I shop there a lot. I’m kind of obsessed with their discounts.) I love that this piece is chunky enough to fill this very open scoop-neckline.
No matter what accessories you choose, almost anything would go well with this dress. I know black can be very basic, but I think choosing a pretty silhouette like this and putting your own personality into the details make it simply chic!
- DRESS: H&M (nearly identical H&M dress here)
- SHOES: Stuart Weitzman
- BELT: BCBG Max Azria (similar BCBG cream-colored version here)
- NECKLACE: Saks Off Fifth
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